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2.5 Min Superfetch at Startup

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Gideon_Comp, Jun 16, 2007.

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  1. Gideon_Comp

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    Does anyone notice that after statup is complete, you get a 2 and a half
    minute of Prefetching going on. There is a 2 and a half minute of constant
    hard disk activity during this time and from the Reliability and Performance
    Monitor, it shows hundreds of:

    svchost.exe (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted)
    svchost.exe (secsvcs)

    The top one is related to Superfetch.
    The second one is related to Windows Defender.

    Does anyone else get this?

    By the way, here are some screenshots:

    http://tezmania.com/mypc/start.jpg
    http://tezmania.com/mypc/event.jpg

    The first one is a screenshot in the Reliability and Performance Monitor
    during the Prefetching. The second one I just took now of the Event Viewer
    because I wondered why there are lots of Boot and Shutdown Performance
    Monitoring errors. Not sure if this related or if this is normal or something
    I can fix etc.

    So I also don't know if I should be getting what is shown on screen shot 2.
     
  2. Gideon_Comp

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    Anyone have any ideas or want to help?
     
  3. Elvandil

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    You could go to Task Scheduler and disable the creation of a restore point at each boot. I just changed mine to make 2 points at noon and midnight and the boot seems much faster.

    With some Vista "tweakers", you can disable superfetch, disk scan at startup, and many more features, but I have not yet tracked down the registry entries for those changes. Vista Manager, TweakVI, Dtweak, and Vista Smoker are examples.
     
  4. Gideon_Comp

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    How about the error thing in Event Viewer?
    What is this about?
    Do you have this?
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Look at the details. It is not an "error" in the usual sense. In most cases, an arbitrary limit regarding boot time or system performance has been exceeded and the system is trying to find and remedy the cause. There will be little else in this particular log except "errors" and "warnings".

    I suspect that everyone has these since system performance, no matter how good, always has room for improvement.

    So, what exactly is the problem that you have? The logs will show you how much time is devoted to each step of the boot process. From there, and the post-boot information, you can see what is occupying that 2.5 minute time-slot.
     
  6. Gideon_Comp

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    Elvandil, do you have the 2.5 min constant hard disk activity after startup?
     
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    You are on Vista right?
    Do you have any constant activity after startup, like 2 mins or anything?
    If not, would the reason by you disabled Superfetch.
     
  9. Elvandil

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    Yes, Vista. There is activity after boot, but more like 1 min. And so far as I know I have not disabled superfetch or any other memory-management processes.
     
  10. Gideon_Comp

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    Do you have Windows Defender enabled too?

    Also if you restart now and go into Reliability and Performance monitor, see if you get the same as : http://tezmania.com/mypc/start.jpg .
     
  11. Elvandil

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    No Windows Defender here. That is disabled. I forgot about that since I turned that off right after installation.

    I'll check the monitor on next boot.
     
  12. Gideon_Comp

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    OK - Thanks.
     
  13. Elvandil

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    Looks pretty similar:

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  14. Gideon_Comp

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    So this lasts a couple of minutes.
     
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    Why don't you turn off superfetch and see if it makes any difference. On the downside it will probably make your exe files run more slowly on first use each time you boot up your computer. You can do it through typing, in "RUN" services.msc and scroll down to superfetch.
     
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